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direction. president obama is tonight seemingly less the object of sympathy than the target of harsh criticism from left wing of luminaries upset with his lackluster and at times seemingly detached performance. the new york times today wrote, there are two more chances for the president to change tactics were to at least show up to the debate. president xanax just doesn't cut it. the "washington post" has written, if the obama campaign was worried about them is being overconfident going into the final stretch, tonight should allay those fears. chris matthews wind, where was obama tonight? well, his nbc colleague ed schultz admitted he was absolutely stunned by the president's dismal performance. michael moore tweeted, is bill clinton coming into some? wakeup. john mccain. the republican national committee seized on governor romney's dominance in the evening sky and the president's principal reaction to that and entitled the smirk. >> the cut the deficit in half. four years later and we have a trillion dollar deficit. my view is we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle c
awe with this debate. nothing that i expected, did mitt romney win the debate or obama lose the beabt? >> both. i thought the president was unfocused, he was, at times, not clear in the answers, but governor romney showed me during a side of the personality not seen before. he was likable, yes, but decisive, clear, and he moved to the center appealing to inexcellents and moderates. gerri: showing up in the numbers too. steven, you were on hand for for obama today, what did they say? >> they took 12 hours to figure out what the spin was because it was not ready last night. they were late getting to the spin room last night in denver. they settled on a line which was mitt romney might have looked good and sounded good, but everything said was false. he was lying one after another after another. what was interesting on the conference calls, they didn't give much supporting evidence. it's one thing to make the claim, but another to support it in a way to convince the people you're listening to. president obama might be able to do that on the campaign trail talking to partisan democratic a
of the 2012 presidential debates between president barack obama, the democrat nominee, and former massachusetts governor, mitt romney, the republican nominee. this debate and the next three, two presidential, one vice presidential, are sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's 90 minutes will be about domestic issues, and it will follow a format designed by the commission. there will be six, roughly 15 minute segments with two minute answers segment. thousands of people offered suggestions on segment subjects or questions via the internet and other means, but i made the final selections, and for the record, they were not submitted for approval to the commission or the candidates. the segments, as i announced in advance, will be three on the economy and one each on health care, the role of government and governing with an emphasis throughout on differences, specifics and choices. both candidates will also have two-minute closing statements. the audience here in the hall has promised to remain silent. no cheers, applause, boos, hiss among other noisy, distractin
. president obama faltered tonight. he was halting. he was on the defensive. he couldn't wait to get off the stage. there's a reason for that. neil: that's your opinion. >> well, no, you could observe the fact he got off the stage. neil: i heard a lot, comments to jim lehrer, about you took my five seconds. >> there's a reason president obama struggled tonight. he struggled the last four years. you can't make a great defense of a record that's not been great. you can't communicate well things you have not delivered well. president obama has not had the four years he wanted to have. he had to talk about it and defend it tonight. he simply -- neil: what do you make, congressman, the argument, that the president is the champ; right? he survived without getting knocked down or knocked out certainly, the default goes to the champ. the champ regimely gets the decision. >> well, i don't know. i saw moments where it looked like he was on the canvas. when mitt romney was coming barks, and point by point saying, yes, you cut medicare -- neil: the five trillion, did you, you did not -- >> here's wh
is saying is going to hell in a hand basket, and obama forces say, it's a nicer hand basket than it was. we have no idea how they sell the argument. we know their people are out in droves in the room behind me where they pitch their respective argument and sort of pitch their standard lines. what i think is interesting about the room is this is the place before the debate each side is telling what a lousy debater their guy is. in this room, it's not spinning. by the enof the night, i might be. they -- they each say how poorly they expect their candidate to perform. after the debate, each candidate will be seen as menace material. this guy already is. alan simpson, chair of the debt commission. i don't know a lot of public servants, but, senator, honor to have you. >> always a treat. i must say your humor is contagious. neil: i learn from you. >> i'm chuckling here on the side, and i shouldn't be doing that, but i am. i will stop now because we have to be serious about this. neil: you want to make sure they are serious about it. what do you want to hear? >> well, i think i want to hear they
when i voted for obama and l8i became broke, poor, unemployed, laid off, and a republican. i hope everything improves for you. i hope everything improves for millions like you in this country. good night from new york. neil: ladies and gents, did you feel that? don't look now, but his campaign has just been enhanced. welcome, everybody. i'm neil cavuto. that was fast. the day after the debate, it is the president who is on defense. critics who say he has lost his fight in that his own supporters to my he was the election. ninety minutes of merciless pounding a chance of an otherwise very amenable mormon will do that. game not over. obama reelection not done. and mitt romney not toast. weeks to go. came on. a wall street that had dismissed his chances now saying all bets off. good for the challenger, not so good for a president that many argue looked more like a chump after the debate, now suddenly no debate. the president's. >> the people out there who are working every day you're not getting a tax cut, and you want to give them more. stock like you want to close the loopholes. yo
? dagen: thank you nicole. connell: finally tonight is the night. president obama and mitt romney will square off in their first presidential debate. dagen: peter barnes is in denver where the opponents will go toe-to-toe. hey peter. peter: hey dagen and connell. listen, mitt romney hopes these depates will help -- debates will help him overtake president obama and pull ahead here and use these debates to try to close the race with the american people. the new poll shows the race tightening, 49% for obama, 46% for romney, among likely voters, within the margin of error. there's a lot of debate over whether these debates can make a difference in these elections. looking in history, they have in in the past. in 1960 they helped john kennedy overtake richard nixon. 1980 helped reagan over take carter. 2000 helped bush overtake gore. romney was behind in 02 race for governor in massachusetts, he was trailing badly six weeks before the election. the campaign reorganized, romney pulled his advisors together. they decided on a new strategy which was to get tough and get specific and romn
to president obama last night? here's mitt romney taking it to the president. listen to this. >> the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country and we face this deficit could crush the future generations, what's happening in the middle east, there are developments around the world that are of real concern. and republicans and democrats both love america, but we need to have leadership. leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat, i've done it before. i'll do it again. connell: that was mitt romney. our first guest on the program today is congressman charlie rangel, democrat from new york. great to see you. everybody is asking this question in all seriousness, what happened to the president last night? >> i walked on the street this morning, people think i talk with the president on a regular basis, hey congressman, what happened? hey charlie, what happened last night? connell: we have another question congressman, what happened to your microphone
a few months, says he will leave in president obama wins again, calling for him to create a new interest rate, an american-based interest rate, possibly to replace libor since libor now doesn't have a lot of credibility. why didn't it have a lot of credibility? because it was manipulated. how was it manipulated? libor is not set by some computer. i always thought it was. a bunch of banks send in what they say libor should be and they do a average of those things. it is so easily manipulated as you so. melissa: apparently. now we know. >> should pay zero for our borrowing costs. essentially what was happening during the financial crisis. we know what was happening tim geithner was in the middle of it. two stories. grassley wants to know exactly what was going on with geithner. what did know and when did he know it and look at consequences. i wonder if geithner writes him back before the election. melissa: i thought this story got quiet for a little bit. >> he wants to bring it back. this is a great story, clearly was manipulated. clearly tim geithner as new york fed president, not the cha
. melissa francis on that coming up next. dagen: one day until president obama and mitt romney face-off. denver. neil cavuto is heading out there. he will begin to talk about that debate. first, a look at how the world for thief are faring against the dollar today. ♪ >> 21 minutes past the hour, i have gearbox news minute. a judge has blocked pennsylvania voter id. the role will be allowed to be fully implemented next year. the border patrol agent is dead and another injured in arizona. taking place just before 2:00 a.m. officials say this to along with a third agent for all patrol with an alarm was triggered along the border. seven crew members are under arrest in hong kong after their boat collided killing people. it is unclear how the two ships ran into each other. those are your news headlines on the fox business network. back to dagen and connell. dagen: i am happy seeing you. take care. jpmorgan chase responding to the new lawsuit filed by new york attorney general. connell: during the crisis phase of eric snyderman. there he is. melissa francis from fox business has done so
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